Today in the class of Social Sciences Paqui has explained us how to make the project and what we can include on it. We have to post it on the blog before the 20 of November. We have also corrected the other day’s scheme about Baroque art. First we have corrected the part of Architecture and Paqui has made a pause to explain us what a Solomonic column (Columna Salomónica) is and she has told us that it was used in the Roman Empire. She has also drawn on the blackboard the types of floor plan:
- The Greek cross
- The Latin cross
- Oval floor plan (as the one that is inside the Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane)
- Centralized floor plan
- Basilical floor plan
http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menug lossary/GREEKCR.HTM (Greek cross)
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruz (Latin cross)
Oval floor plan
(Dome of the Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane)
Then we have continued corrected the part of Sculpture and we have compared the main features with the Bernini’s sculpture “Apollo and Daphne”. She has told us that a famous sculpture called “Ecstasy of Saint Theresa” made by Bernini was very polemic and I think that it was polemic because it was misunderstood by the Church or something like that.
At the end we have corrected only one feature of painting: the use of oil painting. Paqui has said that it was a very good technique to paint, but it has a disadvantage, the oil gets rusted with time, and it can show the corrections that the authors of some paintings made. For example:
You can see in this painting like a shadow next to the leg of Philip IV, this “shadows” are corrections that Velázquez made, with time , as oil gets rusted the corrections are visible.
Today I have learned that Baroque art use a lot of curved lines and that the use of movement (for example in the clothes in the sculptures) make the work of art more realistic and shocking and I have also learned that the Baroque's works of art were very expensive because some of them were built with materials that were difficult to obtain.
We have copied new words in our glossary:
Blackout/power outage: Apagón (we have copied this word because Paqui has said that in her house there was a blackout while she was working, and she loss it)
Floor plan: En arquitectura, planta
To flee: huir (we have copied this word because it is referred to a feature of Sculpture, that the artists wanted to capture fleeting moments)
That’s all for today!!